4. A Gendered Job Carousel

  1. Thomas J. Misa
  1. Corinna Schlombs

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch4

Gender Codes

Gender Codes

How to Cite

Schlombs, C. (2010) A Gendered Job Carousel, in Gender Codes (ed T. J. Misa), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470597194

Online ISBN: 9780470619926



  • institutional life, gendered job carousel - employment effects of computer automation;
  • data entry and keypunching computer cards, prototypical women's work - gender analysis clarifying occupational patterns;
  • women's data-entry work, gender divisions - a reality till the present even within computer specialist occupations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Unlikely Alliance: Women and Punch-Card Machines

  • Punch-Card Operations–A Typical Female Job

  • A Gendered Job Carousel: The Introduction of Electronic Computers

  • New Drudge Work in the Electronic Age

  • Postwar Ideas about the Work of Women

  • Conclusion

  • References